Design Grocery Health

A Guide On Exactly How To Pick The Freshest Produce

I’m only a few days into the New Year and still feeling pretty good about my resolution to eat healthier. Whether or not I’ll stick with it in the weeks to come remains to be seen, but until then I’m eager to stuff myself with as many fruits and vegetables as I can get my chubby mitts on.

One hurdle I’ve come across, is that I’m not entirely sure at times whether or not I’m picking the freshest produce. I don’t want to have a bowl of fruits sitting around waiting to ripen at home.

Pounds to Pocket, a UK-based money saving blog, created this fresh infographic that helps you know how to select the freshest produce possible every time you’re at the grocers.

The infographic details things to look out for like color, firmness, texture, and smell. It also covers a diverse list of fruits and vegetables including strawberries, mangos, pineapple, apples, grapes, watermelon, avocados, blueberries, cherries, tomatoes, kiwi, rhubarb, broccoli, corn, carrots, cauliflower, asparagus, green beans, and mushrooms.

Next time you’re shopping in the produce aisle, you can strut with confidence knowing that there’s a cheat sheet like this ready to jump in if you’re ever feeling uncertain.

Check out the fruit-picking guide below.

Courtesy of: Pounds to Pocket

9 Unexpectedly High-Calorie Health Foods & What You Can Do To Burn Them Off

It seems the consensus is that a healthy diet and plenty of exercise appear to be the key to one’s well being. Gotta make sure to jot that down in my Trapper Keeper.

While introducing health foods to your diet is a good thing, there’s definitely a limit to how much of some health foods you should actually consume. A bag of mixed nuts and dried fruit can clock in at nearly 700 calories (almost half the allotted calories for a day’s worth of food).

Budget Direct Health Insurance created an infographic that highlights nine healthy, albeit high-calorie, foods. Not only does it show you which health foods are a clown car full of calories, but it also offers methods to work off those calories while getting stuff done around the house.

Each food features a daily activity and the length of time it will take doing that activity to burn those calories.

Check out the infographic below. At the very least, you’ll be able to see what health foods to enjoy in moderation and which chores burn off the most calories. Keep in mind these are just approximations and you can still totally go to the gym.

How much daily activity you need to burn off 9 healthy (but high-calorie) foods

Culture Design Drinks

How Much Coffee Did They Drink On The Death Star? [Infographic]

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi is only a few days away and we’re chomping at the bit to bask in the glory of the upcoming space opera. As we try our best to avoid the Internet — because spoilers are far worse than a lump of coal for Christmas — we entertain ourselves with thoughts centered on the Star Wars universe.

One of which was: How much coffee did the Imperials actually drink on the Death Star?

It seems Coffee Tasting Club has the answer to this pressing question. Based on research taken from American consumer spending on brand name coffees and averages, they created this awesome infographic that details exactly how much coffee is consumed and served.

Before you go ahead and check out the infographic below, take your best guess.

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How much coffee do they drink on the Death Star?


Culture Design

The Essential Guide To Eating Insects [Infographic]

Entomophagy, the practice of eating insects, is prevalent in many cultures around the world. To be honest, some societies actually make bugs look pretty damn tasty. Sure, it’s not as common in Western culture, but folks have been doing it for tens of thousands of years. There might be something delicious behind this tradition.

An infographic created by Western Exterminator is basically the essential guide to eating insects. The guide highlights the green benefits of eating insects (their vital role in waste biodegradation), the health benefits of eating insects (rich in vitamins and protein), and even throws in a few different recipes (pizza, cookies, and smoothies) to try with this unconventional form of protein.

If you’ve ever been curious about popping a creepy crawler in your mouth on occasion, definitely check out this infographic below.

Eating Insects: A Practical Guide

Produced by Western Exterminator

Design Drinks

44 Airlines Reveal Exactly What Coffee They Serve On Flights

We never really thought about the different types of coffee that airlines would serve. The only times we really ask for a steamy cup of the caffeinated beverage is during the tail-end of red eye flights, and at this point any form of caffeine is more than welcome.

Dripped Coffee created a massive infographic that details the exact coffee brands served on 44 different commercial airlines from around the world.

If you’re one to be picky over the brands of coffee you fuel yourself with, definitely check out this infographic and adjust your airlines accordingly.

Grab yourself a cup of java, a few packets of sugar, and a splash of creamer and enjoy this beautifully designed infographic. It seems Nescafé and Illy are pretty popular internationally.

Coffee Served on 44 Airlines Around the World

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What Does Your Favorite Donut Say About You?

Happy National Doughnut Day!

In honor of the delicious holiday, Dunkin’ Donuts partnered with Juliet A. Boghossian, founder of Food-ology, You Are How You Eat®, and an expert in how your food habits reveal who you are, to create a fun infographic allowing donut lovers to find out what their favorite donut says about their personality.

Also, as a fun bonus, the DD culinary team taste tested all the coffee and donuts and provided what coffee pairs best with each donut. Can’t have your donuts without coffee, right?

So choose your favorite treat and learn a little bit about yourself! And if you’re partial to all donuts, just consider yourself a wonderfully complex, donut-loving individual. We appreciate you just the same.

Drinks Health

13 Reasons Why Your Brain Craves Coffee [INFOGRAPHIC]

It’s 5 in the morning and you’re about to start your work day. The only problem is the Sandman is still whispering sweet nothings into your ear as you brush your teeth and prepare for that exhausting commute.

You need coffee.

Have you ever wondered why your brain automatically craves coffee so much more than any other caffeinated alternative? Dripped Coffee created an infographic that details 13 specific reasons why people need to have their coffee fix to start the day, including quick pick me ups as well as long-lasting health benefits.

Check out the infographic below. If you want to read more about these 13 benefits in detail, you can check them out here.

13 Reasons Why Your Brain Craves Coffee

Design Hacks

31 Clever Ways To Use A Lemon [INFOGRAPHIC]

Ah, the majestic lemon. The citrus fruit has been around for millennia, used to keep foods fresh and alcoholic beverages garnished.

While the perfect way to accompany most dishes, the mighty lemon goes beyond a simple garnish. In fact, there’s actually a ton of different ways you can use the lemon in your day-to-day life.

OnStride created a pretty nifty infographic that showcases 31 different uses for the bright-yellow fruit. Utilities highlighted include cleaning cutting boards, shining copper, killing weeds, and keeping your avocados fresh.

Check out the beautifully illustrated infographic below to see all the ways to make the most out of that lemon just chilling in your fridge.

If you end up trying all 31 of these unique uses, finish your day by squeezing a few leftover lemons and making a nice cold glass of lemonade for yourself.

Hey, you’ve earned it.

Courtesy of: OnStride Financial